Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Painting With Words

Life is so colorful
blue like the sky
in search of the infinite
green like grass
to walk on freely
red like a furtive kiss
anticipating love
yellow like a sun ray
warmth skin deep
dark and light
with hope in between
a swirl of emotions
how liberating it is
to feel
e v e r y t h i n g

My poetic friends at Poetry Jam at http://poetryjaam.blogspot.com/ had a wonderful idea for a prompt: painting a picture with words. We are supposed to use a painting instead of a photograph for inspiration for a poem. I decided to dig out some old artwork from college and I found this abstract painting I did in an interior decorating class. It was meant to be a piece of modern artwork to display in a contemporary setting. I painted this for the class as it was a homework assignment then. When looking at it again today, it seems to me quite "moody" with such contrast in color from dark to light. It gave me the idea to write a poem about the colorfulness of life and the range of emotions, which are all valuable and are part of the experience of learning and growing. We've all come a long way from college, and what a treat it is to discover this piece of artwork, a bit of creativity along my journey. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts, art, and poetry with you.

38 comments:

  1. How neat to see a piece of artwork you did in college! I really do like it and think you should get it framed if it is not already. And your POEM definitely brings colors to life. Nice work all around!

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    1. Thank you, Mary, for suggesting to frame it. It was together with a bunch of some other artwork from college and I just rediscovered it. Glad you enjoyed it :)

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  2. I like your work of art. Maybe I too will write a poem on that..

    Your poem is great too...

    spiral

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    1. Thank you, Gautami. Glad my artwork inspires you :)

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  3. Your poetry and painting are so expressive and perfect with each other! It must have been fun to find your old painting and bring it to life again with the poetry. Very nice! xx

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I did see my painting with different eyes, years later, it took on another layer of meaning :)

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  4. Una bella idea,molto creativa e le tue parole recitano perfettamente la pittura!
    Complimenti!

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    1. Grazie, Franz. Questo e' un dipinto astratto che avevo fatto anni fa' quando andavo all'universita'. Poi l'ho ritrovato ieri e ho scritto la poesia. Le parole mi sono venute spontanee sui colori. Ciao, Loredana :)

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  5. Cara Loredana complimenti per il tuo lavoro di associazione colore parole!Io adoro la pittura astratta come base del mio lavoro.Comincio sempre da quello che non c'è,macchie,spazi,vortici che poi spariscono in trasparenza(più o meno).Mentre faccio questo ho delle parole nella mia testa che supportano la mia immaginazione e mi aiutano a seguire il mio istinto per colore e forma!Il collegamento alla realtà,viene sempre...dopo.Buona giornata!

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    1. Cara Rita, interessante il tuo metodo che le parole ti suggeriscono i colori. Inve a me in questo caso e' stato tutto il contrario. Come ho spiegato a Franz, ho fatto prima il dipinto anni fa. E poi a guardarlo di nuovo ieri mi sono venute le parole. Sarebbe bello a dipingere ancora, chissa' forse ci riprovero' :)

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  6. Oh its great and colorful ...both painting and the poem...really good you dug it out.....a great one for wall.....

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  7. I like all the colours you painted here...indeed life is full of adventures, we should experience all its beauty ~

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  8. You know what I love the most about this? You're using one art form (your writing) to describe another art form (your painting). What a beautiful concept my friend :-)

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    1. Thank you, Keith! I haven't painted in a while, and my college artwork may inspire me to paint again :)

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  9. The eddying vortex of color is captivating, and your poetic explanation is filled with life's pleasures. How much better can the creative process get? This is a delightful post.

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  10. I love this. It IS liberting to feel the colors as you do.

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  11. I think life is all about dark and light, isn't it? We can't always be light and happy, we have to sometimes be in a dark mood too or, we'd never know the difference between those two moods. I love the painting, it's rich in colours and so vibrantly alive too. Love the prose you wrote for it as well.

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    1. Thank you, Bren, yes like ying and yang :)

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  12. BRAVA! An original(s) in every sense of the word!

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    1. Thank you, Helen. How cute that you wrote an Italian word :)

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  13. Life is very colourful indeed! I like your painting and the fact that so many years later, you can still relate to it and add to it with a great poem!

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  14. how liberating it is to feel everything...most def...like a great painting with all the texture and color...i like this...i get that feeling when i am being creative...

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    1. Thank you, Brian, yes creativity definitely comes from being in touch with one's feelings :)

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  15. I like your painting as well as where it took you with your poem. Wonderful color images.

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  16. how wonderful to "rediscover" your painting and what an amazing poem to go with it! i especially love
    "red like a furtive kiss"

    LOVE both words and painting!

    thank you for joining in at Poetry Jam!


    dani

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    1. Thank you, Dani! I enjoyed this prompt, it was fun! I love art history and your post was a refresher on the different kinds of art styles, thanks! :)

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  17. Lovely words: "to feel everything"....and your art from college is very vibrant, too.

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  18. Hi Loredana, I love the swirl of emotions in the painting and the lovely flow of words in your poem:-)
    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my poem. Love your photos too, the barn/arch/bridge was especially captivating, I wanted to walk into that photo

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    1. Thank you, Sara. Glad you enjoyed both posts :)

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  19. love confession-
    oh, how words can sometimes
    turn into colours!

    This is my favourite out of the 12 selected photos.
    I am so glad that we met on 2012. You are a creative woman.
    Blessed new year dear Loredana.

    Rita

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    1. Thank you, Rita, for your nice comment and for sharing your lovely senryu. Happy New Year :)

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